Only three more months to go before you start sending off your child to preschool for the first time! Have you decided on a school yet? Here is a shortlist of some of the preschools you may want to consider this coming school year:
1. The Little Gym's Terrific Tots
A creative, movement-oriented preschool program built on The Little Gym's developmental gymnastics curriculum for children which incorporates story time, arts and crafts, pre-reading, pre-writing and math skills development. Classes have a very low teacher-student ratio of 1:4 (2-3 year-olds) or 1:5 (3-4 year-olds).
Superbeasties Class (2x/ week): 2 - 3 years old
Funnybugs Class (3x/ week): 3 - 4 years old
Tuition Fee Range: P80,000 – P150,000
The Little Gym of Makati
L1, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st Street & 2nd Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
The Little Gym of Alabang
Mezzanine, Autozentrum BMW Center, Commerce Avenue & Madrigal Avenue,
The Little Gym of Pasig-Mandaluyong
2F, Bldg. 2, El Pueblo Real de Manila, Julia Vargas Ave. cor. ADB Ave.,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Their curriculum makes use of Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), teacher directed activities, and meaningful child-initiated experiences. On-site training and workshops are available for parents and caregivers, focusing on common interest and child-related concerns and issues. You may visit and have your child try a class at no cost.
First Steps: 1.5 - 2 years old
Toddler Classes: 2 - 3 years old
Pre-K 1 Classes: 3 - 4 years old
Pre-K 2 Classes: 4 - 5 years old
Pre-K Vertical: mixed ages
Tuition Fee Range: P60,000 – P90,000
30 Greenmeadows Ave., Quezon City
3. Toddlers Unlimited
All areas of your child's development are considered in their developmentally appropriate curriculum. Parents are highly encouraged to participate in the program as parent-teacher volunteers in class, on field trips or on home visits. Frequency of classes vary (once a week , 2x/week, 3x/week, or 5x/week).
Toddler Classes: 1 - 2 years old
Preschool Classes: 3 – 5 years old
Tuition Fee: P65,000 – P100,000 depending on frequency of classes
4th Level Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
4. Creative Space
In this science and inquiry-based approach to teaching, kids learn experientially and love the process of learning. A healthy lifestyle is promoted in their zero waste environment where fresh organic food is prepared everyday.
Nursery: 2.6 – 3.5 years old
Kinder Junior: 3.6 – 4.5 years old
Kinder Senior: 4.6 – 5.5 years old
Prep: 5.5 – 6.5 years old
Tuition Fee Range: P48,000 – P60,000
A. Mabini cor. Dr. Pilapil Sts., Kapasigan, Pasig City
6. Kindergarten Camp Learning Center
Their curriculum focuses on content-based instruction and interactive and integrative methods developmentally appropriate for children. Located within an herbal park compound, children learn to appreciate nature and care for the environment.
Toddlers: 1.10 – 2.8 years old
Nursery 1: 2.8 – 3.6 years old
Nursery 2: 3.6 – 4.6 years old
Kinder: 4.6 – 5.6 years old
Prep: 5.6 – 6.6 years old
Tuition Fee Range: P30,000 – P40,000
47 Ticzon Park, P. Oliveros St., Antipolo City
7. Creative Children Learning Center
Activities are designed to promote self-esteem in children and enable them to make choices from a variety of developmentally and age appropriate activities and materials. Teachers trained at the Disney children center integrate fun and creativity in the learning process.
Nursery Class: 2.5 – 3.5 years old
Kinder Class: 3.5 – 5.5 years old
Tuition Fee Range: P67,000 – P87,000
Check out more preschools in Preschool Primer: Programs and Fees (Part 2).